Hundreds of people rallied Tuesday night at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill campus in opposition of a Confederate statue known as Silent Sam.
Protesters surrounded the bronze monument and later blocked traffic. They were heard chanting "Tear it down" and "Hey hey, ho ho. This racist statue's got to go," as police in riot gear protected the statue.
Since the removal, Robinson and some Black residents say they've received threats that included racial slurs. Robinson called on Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday to declare a state of emergency and deliver resources to the town to ensure the safety of residents.
After the mayor of Enfield, North Carolina, ordered the bulldozing of a local Confederate monument, he's been the target of a state investigation and racist hate mail. But he says the experience is also part of a new chapter in his life as a community organizer and activist.
Commissioners in the small town of Enfield, North Carolina recently voted to remove a Confederate monument from a local park. The town's mayor started livestreaming while he instructed others to bulldoze the statue.